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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3129 times:

Does anyone know when the Blue Angels will be arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend for Fleet Week? Will they be staging at SFO? Any details are appreciated about the logistics behind this amazing event.

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User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

They arrived on tuesday into SFO. I thought they would have used Moffat Field.


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User currently offlineSFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

They arrived in formation on Tuesday. They have been using SFO in recent years, Pretty cool sight to see!

Otherwise, weather permitting they will be practicing for up to a few hours on Thursday and Friday, regular show around 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Years past I would go watch the practice, which was usually better than the real show!


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Twenty years ago this month I was on the USS Independence for fleet week in San Fran. Man am I getting old. Anyway I had the best seat in the house for the Blue Angels demo.

User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2694 times:



Quoting MarkATL (Reply 1):
They arrived on tuesday into SFO

- When FA-18s land on land runways, do they land 2X2X2 (two at a time) or do they land one at a time?

David



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2509 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 4):
When FA-18s land on land runways, do they land 2X2X2 (two at a time) or do they land one at a time?

They do a formation fly-by above the runway, break up and file a single line while heading downwind, base, final and landing. It has always been this way for the past years at SFO.


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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2396 times:



Quoting Leamside (Reply 5):
They do a formation fly-by above the runway, break up and file a single line while heading downwind, base, final and landing. It has always been this way for the past years at SFO

- I have seen U.S. Air Force F-15s do that at IND (after doing fly-bys at IMS) in the past but I was not sure about U.S.N. at SFO.

David



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
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